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I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream!!!

Those words were uttered before many of us were born.  That dream has made progress since that time, but it has not been totally fulfilled yet.

Many of us who blog have dreams.  We work at our day job hoping to make the jump to our dream job.  There’s just one problem.

For many of us our dream job or our dream is selfish.  It’s all about us.  It’s focused solely on our own benefit.  It doesn’t focus on what it will do for others.  It’s about getting me out of this drudgery into something that I can be excited about on Sunday nights or Monday mornings.

Dreams have a strange way of taking us on a detour.  Take Jacob’s boy, Joseph.  He dreamed some dreams.  His family would bow before him.  He was special.  He had the coat of many colors.  His dream landed him in a pit.  Then slavery.  Then jail.  Then as the second in command of a nation.

Martin Luther King had a dream.  His was dream of equality.  Not superiority.  Equality.  Where the people of his race could walk side by side with others.  He preached it.  He proclaimed it.  He walked and he marched.  It landed him in jail.  Threats were made on his life.  Finally, he was assassinated.  Why?  Because of a dream.

Dreaming can be dangerous.  Why?  Because if it is a dream that really matters, a dream that challenges and changes people, then you will meet resistance.  You will make enemies.  You might die.

Is your dream worth that?  If not, then it may not be much of a dream.  It may only be a hope and a wish.

That’s the difference between a selfish dream and one that wants to help others.  One might change you and your circumstances.  The other may change the world.

Do you have a dream?

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  1. January 21, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Good thoughts larry. You have stated what we often forget: having a dream and living that dream may often come with consequences. It will always come with a challenge. Dreams make us go, move forward.

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